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“AMBYAR”, Collaboration Pable x With.This/Play at Joyland Festival 2024

On March 1-3, 2024, the annual international music and arts event Joyland Festival was held at Peninsula Island, Nusa Dua, Bali. At the event, there were more than 50 international and domestic artists who entertained around 40 thousand spectators. Some local Indonesian singers such as Bilal Indrajaya, Mantra Vutura, Bank, *Envy, Isyana Sarasvati, Hindia, White Shoes & the Couples Company, Dialog Dini Hari, Stars and Rabbit, The Sigit, The Adams, and Nadine Amizah.

Pable Indonesia collaborated with this/play by supporting textile waste materials for art installations at Joyland Festival. This collaboration is called ‘Ambyar’ and is the 2nd collaboration between Pable Indonesia and with.this/play. Pable first introduced the Ambyar project in 2022. In 2022, we showcased ‘Ambyar’ in the M Bloc Design Week event which is a celebration of design across disciplines ranging from architecture, fashion, graphic design, product design, to photography. After that Pable Indonesia had the opportunity to collaborate with in 2023 at Joyland Festival Jakarta, and in 2024 at Joyland Festival Bali. 

This project is called ‘Ambyar’ for a reason. ‘Ambyar’ in English means ruined, messy. ‘Ambyar’ is made from textile waste material with the philosophy that one day textile waste will become like a waterfall if the use of textiles is not controlled from now on. With the current trends in the market, it is estimated that by 2030, textile waste in Indonesia alone will increase 68 percent to 3.5 million tons. 

Therefore, in this ‘Ambyar’ project, Pable Indonesia want to voice out that people should pay more attention to textile waste by not only buying clothes because of trends or FOMO, using clothes not only once or twice, using clothes made from cotton so that they can be easily recycled, turning unused fabric into something useful, etc. 

What fabrics were used in the ‘Ambyar’ project? In the ‘Ambyar’ project, Pable Indonesia uses patchwork fabrics that we get from garments. In the 2024 ‘Ambyar’ project, Pable used tens of kilos of patchwork for an art installation at Joyland Festival. So where will the fabrics go after the ‘Ambyar’ project is over? The fabrics will be stored for use in the next project so that they do not accumulate into textile waste. 

If we don’t take care of the earth, then who will? As living beings who get many benefits from nature, and the earth, it is only right that we protect the earth by paying attention to the little things we do.